Last Laker of 2014 season arrives in Duluth Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY:  LAST LAKER of 2014 season to arrive in Duluth this morning

January 20, 2015    7:00 a.m. CST

Shortly after 9 a.m. today, the 2014 shipping season will officially close here in the Port of Duluth-Superior as the John G. Munson – the last inbound ‘laker’ – should be arriving beneath the Aerial Bridge for winter layup.   [ETA assumes the 768-foot freighter continues at its current speed of 14 knots]  

The Munson is headed to layup at Fraser Shipyards in Superior for routine repairs and maintenance to be conducted during the next nine weeks. The upcoming 2015 Great Lakes-Seaway navigation season will get underway in late March, just ahead of the Soo Locks reopening on March 25.

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